Peru State students present at 2018 Society of Health and Physical Educators Conference

Peru State students present at 2018 Society of Health and Physical Educators Conference

Peru, Nebraska– Six Peru State College Health and Physical Education majors presented at the 2018 Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America, Central District Conference under the mentorship of Dr. Frank Lynott and Dr. Shana Walsh.

From left to right: Dr. Frank Lynott, Savannah Paugstat, Delaney Woodruff, Zach Reynolds, Destiny Worthey, Eric Brown, Dr. Shana Walsh and Luke Hoesing.

From left to right: Dr. Frank Lynott, Savannah Paugstat, Delaney Woodruff, Zach Reynolds, Destiny Worthey, Eric Brown, Dr. Shana Walsh and Luke Hoesing.

Students Luke Hoesing, Zach Reynolds, and Delaney Woodruff researched, developed and presented on teaching techniques to increase moderate to vigorous physical activity in physical education courses.

Delaney Woodruff, Zach Reynolds and Luke Hoesing preparing for their lesson and adding moderate to vigorous activity to the physical education classroom.

Delaney Woodruff, Zach Reynolds and Luke Hoesing preparing for their lesson and adding moderate to vigorous activity to the physical education classroom.

Reynolds writes, “It was a highlight of my college career.”

Woodruff adds, “It was awesome to present our ideas and see actual teachers get excited about using them!”

Students Eric Brown, Destiny Worthey, and Savannah Paugstat presented on the theoretical foundations of kinesthetic learning theory, and then they provided multiple examples of teaching through movement in the health classroom.

Savannah Paugstat, Destiny Worthey, and Eric Brown teaching a kinesthetic health lesson.

Savannah Paugstat, Destiny Worthey, and Eric Brown teaching a kinesthetic health lesson.

 

Eric Brown leading a group through a kinesthetic health lesson on the digestive system.

Eric Brown leading a group through a kinesthetic health lesson on the digestive system.

Walsh and Lynott, both assistant professors of health, physical education and recreation at Peru State, report that the students demonstrated professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm, and Peru State College should be proud of their representation.

For more information about the Physical Education program at Peru State, contact Dr. Frank Lynott at flynott@peru.edu or Dr. Shana Walsh at swalsh@peru.edu.

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Ashley Peiman contributed to this release.